Aug
22
2013

BAY AREA DATELINES

Don’t Miss:Randy Travis out of surgeryBeer can comebackMedia savvy NFL coachesBART on ‘Fruitvale Station’ adsSandler vs. cheetahSan Francisco A motorcyclist was killed when he hit a bicyclist, lost control of the motorcycle and struck a parked van, according to CMed paramedic supervisor Kevin Chocker. on Hollister Avenue near Jennings Street.

The bicyclist and another person who may have also been a bicyclist were taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries.

Two carjackings in The City San Francisco One suspect has been arrested and another remained at large in connection with two separate carjackings in The City early Saturday. at Harriet and Folsom streets. A man allegedly pulled another man from his vehicle and drove off. The Highway Patrol later found it in Marin County, and a suspect was arrested.

Officer facing charges resigns San Jose A veteran police officer charged with four burglaries in his district and facing an ongoing criminal investigation has quit.

San Jose police also are asking for the public’s help identifying items that Officer John Venzon Jr. allegedly pawned at South Bay shops. They have been investigating the 46yearold Salinas resident for six weeks.

The case came to light after a woman complained that Venzon was acting strangely April 7, when he was claiming to investigate a burglary at her house. Investigators said they later found evidence linking him to four thefts he allegedly committed on duty because of a gambling addiction.

Items he allegedly pawned include a black onyx ring, a couple of fake Rolex watches, a gold chain containing chinks or a bent portion and a gold bangle.

Car goes over cliff on Highway 92 San Mateo A stretch of Highway 92 in San Mateo County was closed for a couple of hours Saturday after a car went off the road and down a cliff.

Fire burns 300 acres in Monterey County King City, Monterey County A California Department of Forestry spokesman says a fire that started Saturday afternoon had burned about 300 acres of grass and brush in Monterey County and had still not been contained after seven hours.